September 22, 2021

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Biden’s two absurd Afghan narratives for Americans Gaslight

President Biden addressed the nation 24 hours after American troops completely withdrew from Afghanistan, radically defending his hastily chaotic evacuation efforts running in Afghanistan calling it an “extraordinary success” despite 13 service members. of the United States have been killed in recent days.

While hundreds of Americans and Afghan allies have been stranded, Biden blames the disaster on everyone but himself. Biden, along with the mainstream media, is trying to spin two narratives that are demonstrably false.

1) Trump signed a deal with the Taliban that gave it all away and tied Joe Biden’s hands to do whatever it takes to avoid the Afghan debacle.

When President Donald Trump’s administration signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February 2020, it optimistically proclaimed that “we think we will eventually succeed.” Its secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said the administration was “seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation.”

Eighteen months later, President Joe Biden is indicating the agreement signed in Doha, Qatar, as he tries to deflect the blame for the Taliban who invaded Afghanistan in a blitz. Biden says it forced him to withdraw US troops, setting the stage for the chaos that is engulfing the country. But is this true?

First of all, read the full text of this agreement – see here.

It is true that Trump did give some incentives to the Taliban, but what is often forgotten in the mainstream media narrative was what the Taliban would give in return. We re-publish the key excerpt here.

The Taliban, in the first summary clause, had to: “Guarantees and enforcement mechanisms that will prevent the use of the land of Afghanistan by any group or individual against the security of the United States and its allies”.

This agreement clearly states that the Taliban will cease any aggression against the United States and its allies, including the former American-backed Afghan regime. A kind of peace treaty. But have the Taliban respected the agreement?

Knowing exactly when the Taliban broke this deal would be hard to say. Even during the Trump administration, the Taliban started breaking this agreement – see here. This only increased when the Biden administration took power in early 2021 – see here.

At the beginning of May 2021, NATO begins the definitive withdrawal of its mission in Afghanistan which involves 9,600 soldiers, of which 2,500 are Americans. Intense fighting soon erupts between the Taliban and government forces in the southern province of Helmand. A bomb outside a girls’ school on May 8 in Kabul kills 85 people, mostly pupils. The deadliest attack in a year is attributed to the Taliban. See more here and here on the timeline of Afghanistan’s fall.

The point here is that the Biden administration fell asleep at the wheel in May 2021. The Taliban should have been declared in violation of the agreement and appropriate action had to be taken. Blaming Trump for this inaction is absurd. Joe Biden’s hands were not tied to continue the Afghan withdrawal debacle.

2) Joe Biden made every attempt, in fact, he warned 19 times to allow the evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan.

President Joe Biden commented on the end of the war in Afghanistan and the final withdrawal of US troops on August 31, 2021. Read the transcript of the full speech here.

Biden states: “The departure on August 31 is not due to an arbitrary deadline. It was designed to save American lives. The bottom line is that there is no evacuation from the end of a war that you can perform without the kind of complexity, challenges and threats we faced. Nobody.”

Biden further states, “As General McKenzie said, this is how the mission was designed. It was designed to work under severe stress and attack conditions, and that’s what it did. Since March, we contacted Americans 19 times in Afghanistan with multiple warnings and offered to help them leave Afghanistan. Until March”.

In other words, Biden is saying the Afghan debacle was inevitable, and he did his best, and people were given plenty of time to leave, and it’s all to them that they didn’t leave when they were told. . Indeed, describing it as an “extraordinary success”, although more than 100 Americans and thousands of others have fallen behind. But is this narrative correct?

Nearly 90 retired generals and other military figures told Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark A. Milley to step down on Tuesday for “neglect in fulfilling their duties” before the chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan.

On 8 July 2021, following the announcement of the withdrawal of US troops, President Biden said that Afghan troops were sufficient to defend the Taliban. Hear this in his own words below.

Regardless of one’s opinion as to whether America should have been in Afghanistan or not, the point is that the Americans were there in various activities to “allegedly” help Afghans build their country for the past 20 years. No one who has been there in the last 20 years had the illusion that it was a totally safe place. Many of these Americans did not have the same intuition that many high-level officials would have.

However, it was believed that there was a certain level of security which posed an acceptable risk for Americans to be there. Biden publicly continued that illusion and misled these people who were in Afghanistan until July 2021.

Additionally, Biden wanted the now-defunct Afghan president to create the “perception” that his government was capable of keeping the Taliban at bay – an indication that he knew it was only a matter of time before the US ally. fell into the hands of the Islamic group even as it reassured Americans at home that it would not happen.

In the latest phone call between Biden and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, the US president said he needed to change the perception of the Taliban’s rapid advance “whether that’s true or not,” according to excerpts released Tuesday. The call came on July 23, weeks before the fall of Kabul, but on Tuesday Biden repeated his claim that his team was caught off guard by the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country.

This unreasonable narrative that Biden perpetrated about the Americans in Afghanistan has put those people in danger. It is absurd to say that it was their fault for not getting out in time before the fall of Afghanistan. There was little notice and Biden would have to take full responsibility for these decisions.

The mainstream media and the Democratic Party machine in the coming weeks will push hard on these two false narratives to test Americans to clean up Biden’s political mess. Don’t be fooled and hold Biden accountable accordingly.

Syndication source for the original RWR article.